In case of the subprime bubble, there were willing fools and ignoramus in the marketplace, notably AIG. I don’t see too many fools this time around to be taken advantage of. (I see a huge “Strong Country” ego and hubris, though….)
Besides, if it’s in print, it’s yesterdays’ news. Now that it’s a film… don’t these hedge fund managers worry about where they get their investment inspirations?
Their behaviour strikes me as similar to those of the bunch of IT company geeks; every one of them seem to think they are or want to be the next Steve Jobs.
There is a huge imagination-wasteland in the shadow of our modern meritocracy, created by this overarching herd mentality of ours to desire singularity.